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Dickieís work great for basic painting & if your a man....but if your a woman its SO difficult to find good work clothes (that donít make you look like the abominable snowman) and if your a decorative finisher that needs brush pockets, rag loops, etc...then it becomes almost impossible.

My dickie overalls are horrible, theyíre way too short in the torso n if I loosen the top it sags out whenever I bend over so Iíve given up on them except for when Iím playin around in the shop.

My normal outfit is jeans & a linen shirts that have been delegated for work + an apron but have become frustrated by the large pockets that swallow small items & how it restricts movement when you need to get in those weird positions (inside cupboards, corners of a ceiling, etc).

I recently stumbled on this potters apron/coverall & think Iím gunna give um a shot. Any other recommendations?

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Dickieís work great for basic painting & if your a man....but if your a woman its SO difficult to find good work clothes (that donít make you look like the abominable snowman) and if your a decorative finisher that needs brush pockets, rag loops, etc...then it becomes almost impossible.

My dickie overalls are horrible, theyíre way too short in the torso n if I loosen the top it sags out whenever I bend over so Iíve given up on them except for when Iím playin around in the shop.

My normal outfit is jeans & a linen shirts that have been delegated for work + an apron but have become frustrated by the large pockets that swallow small items & how it restricts movement when you need to get in those weird positions (inside cupboards, corners of a ceiling, etc).

I recently stumbled on this potters apron/coverall & think Iím gunna give um a shot. Any other recommendations?

Dickies overall are way too short in the torso? I'm 6'1" and never had a problem with them, and I have a long torso.
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They kinda look like something that Gumby might wear.
https://upco.com/product/gumby-9chew-toy/
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I've read that hospital scrubs are super comfortable to wear. Get a tool belt with pouches if you carry around a lot of stuff. I also wear knee pads. Get a shop apron for the dirty jobs.

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Dickies overall are way too short in the torso? I'm 6'1" and never had a problem with them, and I have a long torso.


May just be the womenís dickies?
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https://upco.com/product/gumby-9chew-toy/


Bahahaha...so its a choice btwn gumby or abominable snowman...hmmmm
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I hate painters pants, they're too tight in all the wrong places for me. Instead I wear cargo khakis and a white company printed tee shirt. The best I've found for the price are from https://usedworkclothing.com/ They look brand new and are nice and durable.

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Theyíre not cheap, but Iíve really liked my Jobman painters pants. The removable knee pads are great.

They have a womanís version of their painters pants:
http://www.jobmanusa.com/JOBMAN-Pain...179_p_562.html


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Dickieís work great for basic painting & if your a man....but if your a woman its SO difficult to find good work clothes (that donít make you look like the abominable snowman) and if your a decorative finisher that needs brush pockets, rag loops, etc...then it becomes almost impossible.

My dickie overalls are horrible, theyíre way too short in the torso n if I loosen the top it sags out whenever I bend over so Iíve given up on them except for when Iím playin around in the shop.

My normal outfit is jeans & a linen shirts that have been delegated for work + an apron but have become frustrated by the large pockets that swallow small items & how it restricts movement when you need to get in those weird positions (inside cupboards, corners of a ceiling, etc).

I recently stumbled on this potters apron/coverall & think Iím gunna give um a shot. Any other recommendations?

Style-wise, kinda looks like old Soviet Union factory worker.
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Theyíre not cheap, but Iíve really liked my Jobman painters pants. The removable knee pads are great.

They have a womanís version of their painters pants:
http://www.jobmanusa.com/JOBMAN-Pain...179_p_562.html


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These look really promising... thank u!!
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I hate painters pants, they're too tight in all the wrong places for me. Instead I wear cargo khakis and a white company printed tee shirt. The best I've found for the price are from https://usedworkclothing.com/ They look brand new and are nice and durable.

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RBriggs - that is almost the same as I wear (khakis and T-shirt w/logo), with the addition of a khaki ball cap.

Agreed, Painter’s Pants fit funny.
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I hate painters pants, they're too tight in all the wrong places for me. Instead I wear cargo khakis and a white company printed tee shirt. The best I've found for the price are from https://usedworkclothing.com/ They look brand new and are nice and durable.

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Style-wise, kinda looks like old Soviet Union factory worker.
Nah, the Soviet Union factory workers outfits (womens’) were way sexier.
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I've read that hospital scrubs are super comfortable to wear. Get a tool belt with pouches if you carry around a lot of stuff. I also wear knee pads. Get a shop apron for the dirty jobs.
I wear white scrubs (Also blue) They are a dream to work in!
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My daughter wears scrubs, but then she is in a nursing program and a cna.
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